Hurricane Electric Adds New Network Point-of-Presence at NJFX

Hurricane Electric, provider of one of the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbones, has deployed a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at NJFX. The new network PoP is located at this Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the U.S. offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, just 60 miles from Manhattan. It is Hurricane Electric’s fifth in New Jersey and 11th in the greater New York City area.

Photo Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX
“Today’s expansion will enable access to Hurricane Electric’s rich global network for enterprises and cloud providers within our ecosystem,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX.

Hurricane Electric will leverage NJFX’s network-rich colocation facility to provide “high-speed” IP transit via its extensive global IPv6 and IPv4 network through 1/10/100GE (Gigabit Ethernet) ports, resulting in reduced latency and improved traffic flow.

Additionally, networks within NJFX’s facility will have a direct path to Hurricane Electric’s global network encompassing more than 250 major exchange points and more than 8,000 different networks. The expansion will also allow Hurricane Electric and its customers to directly interconnect with subsea capacity services across the Atlantic to Ireland, Denmark, and Northern Europe.

“We are excited to expand our network to NJFX,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “Today’s network expansion furthers our goal of providing more connectivity globally to as many enterprises as possible, while satisfying critical bandwidth demands.”

Fiber-Rich Colocation Data Center

NJFX, home to four subsea cable systems and seven independent U.S. fiber-based backhaul providers, serves as a strategic distribution center for data demarcation into and throughout North America. Its community of carriers make the NJFX CLS a marketplace rich with fiber networks and platforms providing multiple options for routes, security and diversity.

“We are delighted to welcome Hurricane Electric’s robust network to our CLS colocation campus,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX. “Today’s expansion will enable access to Hurricane Electric’s rich global network for enterprises and cloud providers within our ecosystem.”

NJFX offers 64,800 square feet of data center space and is the first and only colocation campus physically located at a cable landing station. With Tier 3, carrier neutral data center capabilities, this colocation data center is strategically located to offer direct access to multiple independent subsea cable systems interconnecting North America, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. The colocation facility offers direct access to the Havfrue/AEC2, Seabras, TGN1 & TGN2 subsea cable systems.